Myrna made this piece as a commission with a #2 pencil that she sharpened into the size of a C nib.
An exploration on blackletter made with watercolor in a calligraphy class.
A piece showcasing a Myrna’s italic/blackletter hand
Myrna designed, penned, and carved a stamp as a commission for the local radio station, WQED. The piece was used to title a video production. Myrna was given total creative freedom over the “flavor” and execution, as she tells it.
On a beach vacation with her family, Myrna describes sitting up to the lunch bar with only three colors and “playing”. Myrna fondly remembers this as an ideal location to experiment with type.
A man commissioned Myrna to write this shakespearian sonnet, Kiss Me Kate, as a present for his marriage proposal. The body of text is written in Secretary, the hand Myrna Rosen is most well known for.
While on a business trip with her husband, Myrna used the flip-side of the hotel desk drawer as an easel for this piece. Myrna crafted this with just a travel set of water colors and one nib. Her students are often reminded that they have to “play” to make beautiful work. Myrna, herself, claims she only ever gets to do this when she “leaves her house”.